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Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland among the hot topics at Prague Gaming Summit 2020

Zoltan Tundik

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There is no doubt that some Eastern and Central European jurisdictions are popular among gambling industry shareholders due to their population size and in some cases even the passion of the players in those particular countries.

At Prague Gaming Summit, you have the possibility to catch up on some very informative content about the recent changes in the regulation, taxis and compliance updates coming from Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, and Ukraine.

There is no doubt that the recent taxing changes from Czechia have been in the focus of many operators, but the future doesn’t look so bleak when they consider the growth and recognition of the industry.

However, the most talked-about jurisdictions lately have been the Ukrainian, Slovakian and Polish gambling industry.

Major updates from Ukraine by important operators

Just recently the Ukrainian Parliament has adopted Bill 2285-D in its first reading and paved way for the legislative regulation of gambling in Ukraine.

The bill will now face a second reading, before which further details – such as the tax rate on gambling – may be worked out for inclusion in the final bill.

Once legalized, the market will create thousands of jobs, contribute to both state and local budgets, lead to an increase in tourism, and will help to counter corruption in professional sports.

If passed at the second reading, it will be presented to President Volodymyr Zelensky and if signed will become law.

When it comes to first-hand information about the Ukrainian gambling industry, you have the opportunity to hear more about the licensing scheme, taxes at the Prague Gaming Summit from leading industry operator representatives such as Ievgeniia Derbal (Head of Legal at Parimatch) and Maksym Liashko (Partner at Parimatch).

Make sure to book your ticket now in order to avoid disappointment. The seats are limited and are selling out fast!

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

Focus on Slovakia with local knowledge

Diving deeper into the region, Prague Gaming Summit will also highlight the possibilities of expansion into Slovakia and Poland.

The online gambling industry in Slovakia has been the debate for many operators in the region which are all interested in taking their share piece from the small jurisdiction. Nevertheless, Slovakia has some of the most passionate players when it comes to sports betting and casino.

The updates from the Slovakian gambling industry will be presented by Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners), who is a specialist when it comes to the Slovakian regulation, advising the entry of many of the major European operators.

Reports and opportunities in Poland with leading European Operators and Industry Experts

When discussing Eastern and Central European jurisdictions, we can’t avoid talking about the possibilities and updates of one of the largest jurisdictions in the region. The gambling industry in Poland is considered one of the most competitive and flourishing jurisdictions in the region and has recorded significant growth in the past year. The regulated bookmakers in Poland have generated a combined turnover of €1.58bn in 2019, a 28.8% year-on-year increase but less than the unlicensed market, according to figures from legal association Graj Legalnie.

At the end of last year, the Minister of Finance, Investment, and Development has signed an ordinance amending the ordinance on lottery devices, gaming devices, and slot machines, securing information regarding the organized lottery and obtaining, calculating and paying out winnings.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Gambling Act, only the minister competent for public finances decides whether playing on a given device is a game on slot machines within the meaning of the Gambling Act.

The opinion of the testing entity is only an attachment to the application for issuing the decision. This opinion must contain information that it serves only to issue a decision by the minister competent for public finance.

At Prague Gaming Summit, you have the unique opportunity to hear more about the Polish gambling industry form the legal side and also from the operator’s side.

Kamil Popiolek (Legal Counsel at Superbet) and Piotr Dynowski (Partner/Attorney at Law/Head of IP/Media/Tech&Comms Practice at Bird & Bird Poland) will both share some of the most vital information and investment possibilities the market has to offer.

As mentioned in earlier press releases, the conference will once again bring together a large community of gambling industry experts which vary in the form of operators, software providers, platform, compliance experts, government officials and more.

For constant updates, you can view the Program / Agenda here: https://praguegamingsummit.com/program-agenda-2020/

Besides the quality content, Prague Gaming Summit includes several networking opportunities during the specially designed networking sessions.

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TVBET lends helping hand to Polish children

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Recently, TVBET representatives visited the Wroclaw children’s home (Dom opieki zastępczej Wrocław) to help children in need in Poland.

TVBET considers itself to be a responsible player in the igaming market, in connection with which it pursues a policy of social responsibility. The TVBET team had no second thought about supporting the Wroclaw children’s home, and quickly made a plan and followed it through.

Currently, around 50 children are living in this institution. The complexity of their situation is still that they do not have a clear status because the parents abandoned them, but still haven’t finished processing. Now, these kids cannot be adopted legally or transferred to other institutions.

TVBET understands that such children need special care, therefore they tried to give them the maximum of it while visiting. In addition, the nice gifts from TVBET were also presented to these brilliant kids, such as winter and everyday clothing, toys, sweets, etc.

“The truth is, they really touched our hearts. TVBET will certainly continue such initiatives in the future, and encourage other companies to also participate in the creation of comfortable conditions for all the children around the world. Together we can make our planet a better place!”

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GO BET Gets Approval from Poland’s Ministry of Finance to Arrange Betting in Ground Points

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Bookmaker GO BET has received permission from the Ministry of Finance to arrange betting in ground points in the Republic of Poland. It is the 19th bookmaking company on the list of the Ministry of Finance and the 12th operator authorised to organise establishments at ground points.

GO BET activity has been registered in the categories: Activity related to games of chance and betting and gaming machines, jukeboxes and other devices of this type. Artur Szewczyk is the president of GO BET. As for the address details, the company was registered in Krakow.

We suppose the company will not stop at only the plans offered at ground points, so we expect soon that the company will apply for a license to organise bets via the Internet.

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Prague Gaming Summit gears up for record-breaking year

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Fourth annual event set to be CEE region’s largest ever gaming conference 

The Prague Gaming Summit, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)’s largest betting and gaming industry conference, is ready to smash all attendance records this year with its largest line-up yet.

The fourth edition of the show, organised by the CEE region’s leading media platform European Gaming, will take place on the 6th March 2020 at Vienna House in Prague’s Andel district, starting at 08.45am.

With major speakers set to include Maksym Liashko; Partner at Parimatch, Panagiotis Skyrlas; Head of InfoSec and Compliance at Betano Stoiximan, and Kamil Popiolek; Legal Counsel at Superbet, the summit’s action-packed line up will include numerous leading tier one operators and service providers from across Europe.

With a conference agenda shaped around the CEE region’s hottest developments for 2020, the summit will feature a full day’s track covering key regions including Ukraine, Poland, the Baltics and Greece,  as well as customer personalisation, Gen Z demographics and the convergence of markets in online sports betting.

Zoltan Tuendik, Founder and Head of Business and Events at European Gaming said: “The Prague Gaming Summit continues to go from strength-to-strength and has established itself in the iGaming calendar as the most informative event of the year when it comes to setting the agenda for CEE developments.

“We’re thrilled at the size at which the event has grown, and have no doubt this year will be our biggest yet, with the region’s hottest topics and key executives ready to talk new markets, business strategy, sports betting, payments platforms and C-Level insight. If the CEE region is part of your business plans for 2020, this event is not to be missed!”

In a first for this year, the conference will introduce interactive workshops, roundtable discussions with leading industry figures and additional networking zones for all delegates.

Spotlight on the Czech Republic and Slovakia is one of two main tracks billed for the event’s opening, focusing on the two markets’ unique regulatory environment. The Ukrainian market opening, Greek market re-opening and Poland’s success will also be discussed by three of the market’s leading operators.

The afternoon will feature fireside chats between the CEE’s leading betting and gaming legal heavyweights, as well as panels focused on personalisation in the age of privacy, social media and online gaming tech and market focused discussions from industry leaders.

The conference will finish with its hugely popular invite-only Evening Social Gathering, with the highly prestigious location shared among delegates in advance. As part of European Gaming’s sustainability 2020 initiative, all refreshments and complimentary dining served will also be fully vegan.

With limited seating available, please register at: https://hipther.agency/product-category/praguegamingsummit/

For VIP Packages, including a delegate pass and two night’s accommodation at the official hotel, contact: Andrada Bota, B2B Sales Executive at European Gaming Media and Events, by email on [email protected] .

 

ABOUT THE PRAGUE GAMING SUMMIT:

Even from its inaugural edition in 2017, Prague Gaming Summit has been considered as the leading event in the region which offers a priceless opportunity for local and international operators to get together yearly to network and learn. The conference has recorded considerable growth during the 2018 edition and continues to bring the quality platform with which usual delegates have already gotten used too. You can read the post-event reports from the earlier events on the following links 2017 / 2018 / 2019.

For more details visit www.praguegamingsummit.com

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